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Update - Suicide Prevention Strategy

Please see the following update on the suicide strategy that I have received from Public Health.

We are pleased to be able to give you an update on:

  • What we are currently working on for suicide prevention

  • What we know is happening around the Island

Support at Christmas

Christmas can be a difficult time for some and it’s often easy for people to forget that it’s not necessarily a jolly time for all of us. We’re going to be sharing our article on this topic throughout the coming weeks and hope to provide support and comfort to those who need it this holiday season.

Help us spread the word

If anyone has any personal experiences they’d like to share, please feel free to provide us with a quote and we will share it as part of this campaign. Email

100-mile walk for mental health

Castletown resident, Neil Allcote is going to be walking 100 miles around the Raad-Ny-Foillan coastal path from Christmas Eve until New Year’s Day, sleeping rough along the way. He is doing this in honour of his sister who passed away from a mental health condition. It will inevitably be a lesson in resilience for all of us.

Neil is raising money for Isle Listen. You can support him on GoFund Me

Suicide prevention webpages on

The improved Suicide Prevention webpages on are now live. In the coming weeks, we will look at directing more visitors to these pages to help them find support and also learn more about the Isle of Man’s zero suicide ambition.

Suicide prevention newcomers

Last month we mentioned Isle Stand Up to Suicide as a newcomer in the suicide support area but we left out an important advocate for suicide prevention, support group Manx PACT. Manx PACT has launched an informative website, helping people to understand mental illness and the contributing factors. There is also signposting to local support and resources for employers.

The recently launched Northern Support Group has been formed for sufferers of mental health and depression. They meet every week at Jurby Community Centre and are open to anyone.

Health Intelligence update

We were recently asked to look at whether the suicide rates differ on different days of the week. Health Intelligence analysed all the deaths by suicide in the Isle of Man between 2006 and 2021. They found, like most countries around the world, the rate was highest on Mondays.

A study of England and Wales data found a peak on Mondays, with a progressive decrease in rate over the course of the week. This study also revealed New Year’s Day had the highest rate of the year, and Christmas Day had the lowest. \

Tell us your news

If you have anything planned or know of something coming up that’s related to suicide prevention, we would love to hear about it.

Email us on with the subject ‘Suicide Prevention Update’ and we will try to include your news in the next update.

We hope this update has provided some useful information. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Yours Sincerely.

The Suicide Prevention Team

Public Health Isle of Man

Local support


A positive community mental health project focusing on prevention and early intervention

Tel: 679118 Website:


CRHTT provides an Island-wide crisis response service for people who are experiencing a significant deterioration in their mental health and/or an increase in their psychological distress, which can require an urgent response.

Tel: 642860


Run by people who have lost a loved one, to support people surviving the loss of someone by suicide. This can include family, friends or anyone affected.

Email: Facebook Group: Bereaved Survivors of Suicide

Isle of Man


Cruse offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support to anyone who has been bereaved (children, young people and adults), whenever and however the death has occurred.

Tel: 668191 Website:


Available day or night, for anyone who is struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure

Tel: 116123 Email:

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